The Shakespeare Society will present Lynn Redgrave in Rachel and Juliet, a new solo work-in-progress, on Monday, June 2nd, 7:00 p.m., at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse in New York City.
Written and performed by Ms. Redgrave, the show is a tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson, who had a lifelong love affair with the role of Juliet. Rachel and Juliet is a companion piece to the Tony-nominated Shakespeare For My Father, about Ms. Redgrave's father, the late Sir Michael Redgrave.
Born in London into a famous theatrical family about which she's written many times, Ms. Redgrave, 65, has enjoyed her own remarkable and versatile 40-year career on stage, film, television and audio recordings. Last seen Off-Broadway this past winter in Grace, she received Tony nominations for her work in The Constant Wife, Mrs. Warren's Profession and Shakespeare For My Father, and won Obie and Drama Desk Awards for Talking Heads. She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in the films Georgy Girl and Gods and Monsters.
The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College is located at 695 Park Avenue (East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues) in New York City. Tickets are $25 and $45 and are available by calling 212-772-4448 (Kaye Playhouse box office) or by visiting www.shakespearesociety.org.
The Shakespeare Society, under the Executive and Artistic Direction of Michael Sexton, is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to "presenting entertaining and challenging programs that combine stage performances by outstanding actors with illuminating commentary by noted Shakespearean writers, scholars and directors."